Marjorie Griffin Cohen

Selected Publications


2009 Public Policy for Women: The State, Income Security, and Labour Market Issues, co-edited with Jane Pulkingham, (Toronto: University of Toronto Press), Series: Studies in Comparative Political Economy and Public Policy., pp. 417.

2007 Remapping Gender in the New Global Order, co-editor with Janine Brodie (London: Rougledge).

2004 Governing Under Stress: Middle Powers and the Challenge of Globalization co-edited with Stephen Clarkson (London & New York: ZED Books, 2004) pp. 300.

2003 Global Turbulence: Social Activists' and State Responses to Globalization. co-edited with Stephen McBride (Aldershop, UK: Ashgate, 2003) pp.196

2003 Marjorie Griffin Cohen Training the Excluded for Work: Access and Equity for Women, Immigrants, First Nations, Youth and People with Low Income (Vancouver: UBC Press 2003) pp.258.

2002 Global Instability: Uncertainty and New Visions in Political Economy co-edited with Stephen McBride (Kluwer, 2002).

1995 Canadian Women's Issues, Vol. II. Bold Visions (Halifax: Lorimer, 1995) co-author with Ruth Roach Pierson.

1993 Canadian Women's Issues, Vol. I, Strong Voices (Halifax: Lorimer: 1993), co-author with Ruth Roach Pierson, Paula Bourne, Philinda Masters.

1988 Women's Work, Markets, and Economic Development in Nineteenth Century Ontario, (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1988).

1987 Free Trade and the Future of Women's Work: Manufacturing and Service Industries, (Toronto: Garamond, 1987).

Monographs since 2000

Climate Change and the Canadian Energy Sector: Implications for Labour and Trade Unions, (with john calvert). (Ottawa: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, 2011).

BC Disadvantage for Women: Earnings Compared with Other Women in Canada. (Vancouver: CCPA 2012

A Poverty Reduction Plan for BC, with Seth Klein, et al., (Vancouver: CCPA). 2008 (refereed)

Marjorie Griffin Cohen and Marcy Cohen, A Return to Wage Discrimination: Pay Equity Losses Through the Privatization of Health Care (Vancouver: CCPA, 2004), pp. 26.

Marjorie Griffin Cohen, Destroying Pay Equity: The effects of privatizing health care in British Columbia Vancouver HEU, 2003, p.30 

Marjorie Griffin Cohen, High Tension: BC Hydro's Deep Integration with the U.S. through RTO West Vancouver: CPP, 2003. p.31

Marjorie Griffin Cohen, Gutting a Power House: BC Hydro and the New Energy Plan Vancouver: CCPA, 2003, 18 pgs

Marjorie Griffin Cohen, Electricity Deregulation, Privatization and Continental Integration (Ottawa: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, 2002). 60 pgs. ISBN 0-88627-306-4.

Marjorie Griffin Cohen, Public Power and the Political Economy of Electricity Competition: The Case of B.C. Hydro (Vancouver: CCPA, 2002). 24 pgs. ISBN 0-88627-304-8.

Marjorie Griffin Cohen, Do Comparisons Between Hospital Support Workers and Hospitality Workers Make Sense? (Vancouver: HEU, 2001).

Marjorie Griffin Cohen.The World Trade Organisation and Post-Secondary Education: Implications for the Public system in Australia (Adelaide: The Hawke Institute, University of South Australia, 2000).

Journal Articles and Book Chapters since 2000

“Neo-Liberal Crisis/Social Reproduction/Gender Implications,” University of New Brunswick Law Journal, vol. 64, 2013, pp 234-252.

“Teenage Work: Its Precarious and Gendered Nature,” Revue Interventions économiques 47 (2013) Emploi et inégalités sociales, pp 2-20.

“Gendered Emissions: Counting Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Gender and Why it Matters,” Alternate Routes 2013. pp. 55 – 80.

“An Engagement with ‘The Making of Global Capitalism’”), Studies in Political Economy 92 (Autumn 2013) 85-92.

Assessing BC Electricity Policy Since 2002 and the Government’s 2011 Review of BC Hydro, with John Calvert, BC Studies, No. 174, Summer 2012, pp. 9-32

Poverty Reduction in British Columbia: How “The Best Place on Earth” Keeps People Poorest, Canadian Review of Social Policy, 65/66 2011, pp. 58-75.

"Out of the Closet on Site C", BC Studies, No. 161, Spring 2009.

"The Politics of Pay Equity in the BC Health Care System: The Role of Government, Multinational Corporations and Unions," co-author with Marcy Cohen." Canadian Woman Studies Vo. 23, no. 3-4, Summer 2005.

Marjorie Griffin Cohen, with Laurell Ritchie, Michelle Swenarchuk, and Leah Vosko "Globalization: Some Implications and Strategies for Women," Canadian Woman Studies, 21/22, No.4/1, Fall 2002, pp.6-14.

Marjorie Griffin Cohen, From Public Good to Private Exploitation: GATS and the Restructuring of Canadian Electrical Industries (Canadian-American Public Policy, 48 (December 2001). 79 pgs. [Entire issue of journal] ISBN 1-882582-37-3.

Marjorie Griffin Cohen, "The General Agreement on Trade in Services: Threats to Public Post-Secondary Education in Australia," Australian Universities Review, Fall 2000, pp. 9-15. 

"Training and Equity Initiatives on the British Columbia Vancouver Island Highway Project: A Model for Large-Scale Construction Projects," Labor Studies, 25,3 (Fall 2000), 70-103 

“Climate Change and Labour in the Energy Sector,” (with John Calvert) in Climate @ Work, ed. Carla Lipsig-Mumme (Halifax: Fernwood, 2013) pp. 76-104 

“The Politics of Pay Equity in B.C.’s Health Care System: The Role of Government, Multinational Corporations and Unions,” in Women in a Globalizing World Transforming Equality, Development, Diversity and Peace, edited by Angela Miles (Toronto: Inanna publications, 2013). Pp. 131-137. (reprint)

“Globalization: Some Implications and Strategies for Women” (with Laurell Ritchie, Michelle Swenarchuk, Leah Vosko), Women in a Globalizing World: Equality, Development, Peace and Diversity, edited by Angela Miles (Toronto: Inanna Publications, 2013). (reprint)

Marjorie Griffin Cohen and John Calvert, "Climate Change and Labour in the Energy Sector," in What do we Know? What do we need to Know?: The State of Canadian Research on Work, Employment and Climate Change,, Report of the Tri-Council Research (York University: IRIS, 2010), pp. 47-77 

"Patriarchal Relations of Production in Nineteenth-/Century Ontario," in Family Patterns, Gender Relations," 3rd edition (Oxford University Press, 2009). Reprint from earlier book.

 "Going Too Far? Feminist Public Policy in Canada," in Public Policy for Women: The State, Income Security, and Labour Market Issues, M.G. Cohen and J. Pulkingham, eds. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009), pp. 3-48

"Remapping Gender in the New Global Order," co-author with Janine Brodie, in Remapping Gender in the New Global Order (Routledge, 2007), pp. 1-12

"The Shifts in Gender Norms Through Globalization: Gender on the Semi-Periphery of Power," in Remapping Gender in the New Global Order, (London and New York: Routledge, 2007), pp. 15-43. 

"Collective Economics Rights and International Trade Agreements: In the Vacuum of Post-National Capital Control," in Rights, Social Citizenship, Legal Activism ed. by Margot Young, Susan B. Boyd, Gwen Brodsky, and Shelagh Day (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2007), pp. 183-200

"Imperialist Regulation: US Electricity Market Designs and their Problems for Canada and Mexico," in Whose Canada? Continental Integration, Fortress North America and the Corporate Agnda, ed. by Ricardo Grinspun and Yasmine Shamsie (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queens Press and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives), pp. 439-458. 

"The Canadian Women's Movement," from Canadian Women's Issues reprinted in The Canadian Women's Movement in Historical Perspective, ed. by Eileen O'Conor & Sharon Cook, McGill Queen's Press, 2007, pp. 10-31.

"Política energética continental. Internacionalización y reestructuración de la electricidad en Canadá," Dos Modelos de Integración Energetica, Rocio Vargas y Jose Luis Valdes Ugalde, editores. (México: Centro de Investigaciones sobre América del Norte, Universidad nacional Autónoma de México, 2007). 51-69. 

"The US Energy Act and Electricity: what it Means for Canada," in Energy Security & Climate Change Cy Gonick, ed. (Halifax & Winnipeg: Fernwood, 2007), pp. 77-88

“Privatization: A Strategy for Eliminating Pay Equity in Health Care,” (with Marcy Cohen) in Meg Luxton and Kate Bezanson, eds. Social Reproduction: Feminist Political Economy Challenges Neo-Liberalism (McGill-Queen’s Press, 2006.) pp 117-144.

“A North American Energy Policy Means a US Energy Policy,” in Living with Uncle: Canada-US Relations in an Age of Empire, ed. by Bruce Campbell and Ed Finn (Toronto: James Lorimer & Co., 2006) pp. 84-93. 

"Electricity Restructuring’s Dirty Secret: The Environment,” Johnston, Josée, Michael Gismondi, and James Goodman. (Eds.) Nature’s Revenge: Reclaiming Sustainability in the Age of Corporate Globalization . (Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press, 2006) pp.73-95

“Globalization’s Challenge to Feminist Political Economy and the Law A Socialist Perspective,” in New Socialisms: Futures beyond Globalization, Robert Albritton, ed. (London: Routledge, 2004), pp. 33-49

"International Forces Driving Electricity Deregulation in the Semi-Periphery: The Case of Canada," in Governing Under Stress: Middle Powers and the Challenge of Globalization,, eds. Marjorie Griffin Cohen and Stephen Clarkson, 2004) pp. 175-194. 

"Community Skills Training by and for Immigrant Women," in Training the Excluded for Work: Access and Equity for Women, Immigrants, First Nations, Youth and People with Low Income, Vancouver: UBC Press 2003. pp. 145-160

"The Road to Equity: Training Women and First Nations on the Vancouver Island Highway," (with Kate Braid) in Training the Excluded for Work, ed., Marjorie Griffin Cohen (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2003), pp. 53-74

Marjorie Griffin Cohen, "Trading Away the Public System: The WTO and Post-Secondary Education," The Corporate Campus: Commercialization and the Dangers to Canada's Colleges and Universities, ed. James Turk (Halifax: Lorimer, 2000) 

Marjorie Griffin Cohen, "Rethinking Global Strategies," in Globalization and its Discontents, edited by Stephen McBride and John Weisman (London and New York: Macmillan Press and St. Martin's Press, 2000) pp. 200-213

Major Funding sources related to Labour Research

2009-2014    SSHRC, $1 million.  CURA, (York U.) Work in a Warming World, (Member of Core Working Group and Convenor of Working Groups on Gender and Work and on Energy). Carla Lipsig-Mumme principal investigator.

2008-14   SSHRC, $1 million.  CURA (CCPA-BC)  Climate Justice Project.  Co-investigator responsible for energy emissions and gender issues.  Michael Beyers principal investigator

2004-2009   SSHRC – $ 1 million.  Community-University Research Alliance Grant (CURA) “Economic Security and Alternative Possibilities.”  Principal investigator.